Breed: Connemara Cross
Likes: Kisses and cookies
Dislikes: Loud noises
Buster has been in our program for about 5 years and has proven that is a great all around pony! He is used in all levels of lessons, and is great in the ring and on the trails.
Likes: Chin and neck scratches
Dislikes: Scary noises made by paper and plastic
Triple has been in our lesson program since 2012 and is an awesome lesson horse. He can walk, trot, canter, AND likes to jump. He is used for beginner to advanced riders.
Nickname: Frosted Flakes
Likes: Peppermints, Cantering
Frosted joined our lesson program in 2019. He has been used for beginner through advanced lessons and loves summer camp!
Breed: Pony of the Americas (POA)
Likes: Dressing up for Halloween
Originally a stray from Philadelphia (believe it or not!) this super cute pony is now teaching all sorts favorite at LCR! He is used for mostly beginner lessons as he has a steady pace and likes to go slow.
Likes: Putting things in his mouth
Dislikes: Fly spray
Big boy Finnegan joined our lesson program in 2017. Finn is a 16.2 hand Standardbred/Percheron cross that was rescued at auction. He is a perfect gentleman and is used in intermediate to advanced riding lessons. His favorite past time is trail riding!
Likes: Rolling in Mud, Cuddles, Ginger Snaps
Dislikes: Trail Rides, Going Fast
Woody joined our lesson program in 2019. He is a perfect mount for young children and is used in beginner and intermediate riding lessons. He is a 14.3 hand Appaloosa that was rescued from auction in August 2019. He loves birthday parties and sometimes dresses like a unicorn!
Marie went to Delaware Valley University where she was a member of the IHSA team. She has been riding and training horses at Last Chance Ranch since 2013. Marie currently manages our lesson program, riding interns/volunteers and working students. She enjoys helping students create a solid English foundation and become confident in the saddle. Marie adopted an OTTB mare, named Dixie, from LCR in 2017. They enjoy showing dressage together and going for trail rides. Marie’s favorite thing is riding all of our ponies and jumping!
Mackenzie joined the LCR team in 2020 as our part-time riding instructor and trainer. She has a lifelong passion of working with horses and rode on the IHSA Team for Skidmore College. She has previously worked as a riding instructor with young children and has even taught therapeutic riding lessons. Mackenzie rescued her pony, Fergie from auction and has enjoyed retraining her as a jumper.